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Raising Rufus

David Fulk


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Readers who loved E.T., Free Willy, and Jurassic Park will dive right into this adventure story about what happens when an extra-average eleven-year-old boy gets an extra-large pet: a giant T. rex!
In the unremarkable town of Menominee Springs, Wisconsin, lives a twelve-year-old explorer named Martin, who one day stumbles across something remarkable.
It’s an egg. But not just any egg—a dinosaur egg. And a week later, Martin becomes the proud parent of . . . a Tyrannosaurus rex!
Can Martin save Rufus from his parents, his neighbors, and most importantly, the owner of the town carnival? With the help of his best friend, Audrey, and his science teacher, Mr. Ekhart, Martin must uncover his inner hero and find Rufus a home, even if it means losing the one thing he’s come to really care about.
“Readers will cheer for Martin and Rufus in this funny twist on a boy-and-his-dog story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The premise of Fulk’s first children’s book has immediate appeal.” —Publishers Weekly

"There's a lot of appeal in the “what if?” line of thinking that will attract young readers, and the adventurous and slightly dangerous elements that run concurrent to the friendship tale make this a surefire hit on multiple levels . . . This entertaining page-turner is a whole lot of fun, and it’s to inspire lots of conversations among young readers."--The Bulletin 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780385744645, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2015

About the Author

David Fulk is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, director, and novelist. He grew up near Chicago and has lived in Missouri, Louisiana, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Belgium, India, and Wisconsin. He currently lives near Boston with his pet T. rex, Rosie.

Visit David at and follow @davidfulkwrites. 

From the Trade Paperback edition.